Jonathan Hecht, MD, PhD

  • Jonathan Harris Hecht

I love working with kids and I think the brain is the most interesting thing in medicine. Neurology is such an exciting field because there's so much new science happening right now. I feel privileged to be able to explain the complicated science of the brain to families in ways they can understand to better care for their child.

For many families, dealing with neurological conditions can be scary. I'm sensitive to those fears, but also optimistic about treatment. I want parents to know there's so much we can do, and I provide hope and confidence. Even in the most difficult situations, there's always something we can do to help.

I help families learn to care for their child, because neurological conditions can be difficult to deal with. I want parents to feel confident leaving my office, knowing they have my support every step of the way. I want families to know I'm their partner; we work together as a team. I want them to feel like participants in health care, not just consumers. It's a partnership between all of us.


Neurology - Child Neurology

Work and Education

Professional Education

UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, 5/01/1998


UCSF Graduate Medical Education Ofc, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/1999


UCSF Graduate Medical Education Ofc, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/2001


UCSF Graduate Medical Education Ofc, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/2007

Board Certifications

Neurology - Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics